Instructor: Ellen Hess

Workshop Description: Developing Color Ideas from Visual Inspiration Images

A weaver’s voice comes through the use of color, pattern and texture. But where do we get our color inspiration? We see beautiful paintings, landscapes or photographs and respond viscerally to the color combinations, but we may be challenged in applying the colors effectively to handwoven cloth or other fiber arts. Woven designers often work from an existing color palette provided by a Trend Forecast service. They have to use those colors to develop a new line of fabrics. Where do they start? 

This presentation will walk you through identifying colors in a visual reference image, understanding their qualities and relationships to other colors, and offer ways to use them effectively with different weave structures and yarns.

This presentation will walk you through identifying colors in a visual reference image, understanding their qualities and relationships to other colors, and offer ways to use them effectively with different weave structures and yarns.

 

Supplies: None

Materials/Handouts Fee: None

Attendee Limit: 22

 

Instructor Bio:  Ellen Hess is a fiber artist and textile designer who has been weaving for over 40 years. She has served as in-house textile designer for both domestic and European textile firms. Ellen has served as the Textile/Structure program coordinator for Peters Valley Craft Education Center. She is an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and also taught at the Newark Museum (N.J.), the Brookfield Craft Center, Peters Valley Craft Education Center, and national and regional fiber conferences such as Convergence, MAFA (MidAtlantic Fiber Association), and Stitches East. Ellen teaches, lectures and leads workshops around the Northeast. She has written articles for Handwoven Magazine, and her textile works are in galleries, shops, collections and museums in the U.S. and Canada.

 

Developing Color Ideas from Visual Inspiration Images - September 15, 2021

$20.00Price
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